The Best Hotels With Pools in and Near Connecticut

Connecticut has beautiful scenery all around, such as Candlewood Lake
Connecticut has beautiful scenery all around, such as Candlewood Lake | © robertharding / Alamy Stock Photo
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8 July 2021

Connecticut, nicknamed the Constitution State, has tranquil countryside, a beautiful coastline and vibrant cities with excellent restaurants, historical landmarks and museums, including the New England Carousel Museum in Bristol. Whether you want a beachside retreat or a rural hideaway, make the most of your visit by choosing one of these hand-picked hotels with an outdoor or indoor pool – bookable on Culture Trip.

Mayflower Inn and Spa

4.7/5 (31 Reviews)
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From $1055 Per night per room

Do as much or as little as you fancy at this delightful country retreat set within 58 acres (23ha) of landscaped gardens and woodland in Washington, Connecticut. There are books and games, countryside views and roaring fires for anyone who wants to take it easy and a packed calendar of special events for those who prefer to keep busy. Think daily wellness workshops and meditation, classes in everything from flower arranging to tarot cards and guided hikes and cycle rides. It also has a relaxing indoor pool.

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Hyatt Place Mohegan Sun

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Boredom is not an option at this fantastically located hotel in Uncasville. There’s a free shuttle to a giant casino less than 2mi (3km) away, while live comedy, music and bull-riding are on offer at the nearby Comix Roadhouse. If you’d rather stay at the hotel, there’s a family-friendly indoor pool with enormous windows and free towels, a gym, a market to grab snacks, freshly baked pastries and a bar for specialty coffees and alcoholic drinks.

Mystic Marriott Hotel and Spa

4.3/5 (863 Reviews)
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From $319 Per night per room

Anyone who likes to stay active will be thrilled by this hotel in Groton, with its indoor pool and fitness center. Nearby, there are biking and hiking trails, minigolf and tennis and even sailing and kayaking 5mi (8km) away. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, head back to the hotel and visit Octagon, the on-site restaurant, where hand-cut steaks and local seafood are paired with an extensive wine selection.

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Winvian Farm

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Pools don’t get prettier than at this country resort, set within 113 gloriously green acres (46ha). The 40ft pool, complete with a pool house, a spa and poolside drinks and snacks, is surrounded by a rolling meadow. Elsewhere, there are 18 individually decorated cottages and one master suite, and all are equally indulgent, with jetted soaking tubs, Bose stereo systems, Nespresso machines and fireplaces. Head to the 18th-century manor house for lavish meals using ingredients from local farms.

Water’s Edge Resort and Spa

4.3/5 (542 Reviews)
Water's Edge Resort & Spa
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From $286 Per night per room

There’s no need to miss out on sweeping sea views just because you’d rather lounge by the pool. This classic waterfront resort is right on the golden sands of its private beach, with a sun-dappled pool a few steps away if you want the best of both worlds. There’s also an indoor pool if the weather’s not on your side. Elsewhere, there are expansive lawns, two lit tennis courts, a gym, a spa and several dining options, including a fine-dining Italian restaurant, a bistro and a lip-smacking pastry shop.

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Saybrook Point Resort and Marina

4.7/5 (481 Reviews)
Saybrook Point Inn, Marina and Spa
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From $262 Per night per room

With its prime waterfront position close to the center of Old Saybrook, this pretty inn reveals a secret that makes it an ideal year-round destination. The hotel has one indoor and one outdoor pool, both heated by the excess heat produced by the hotel. You can also relax in the poolside sauna, steam room and whirlpool or book into the on-site spa for massages, facials and manicures.

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  • Avon Old Farms Hotel

    4.1/5 (967 Reviews)
    Avon Old Farms Hotel
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    From $171 Per night per room

    This hotel on Talcott Mountain exudes classic New England elegance. Surrounded by 10 acres (4ha) of pristine gardens, including a gazebo and a wooden bridge over a stream, the property is close to downtown Hartford but feels like a country escape. Rooms have antique furniture, down comforters and original watercolor paintings depicting New England scenery; many also have mahogany four-poster beds. There’s also an outdoor pool and an award-winning restaurant serving fresh seafood, pasta and home-made ice cream.

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    Bellissimo Grande Hotel

    4.2/5 (1825 Reviews)
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    From $97 Per night per room

    Channel la dolce vita (the sweet life) at this Italian-themed hotel nearly 4mi (6km) from Foxwoods, one of the largest casinos in the world. There’s a seasonal complimentary shuttle service from the hotel to make life easy, too. Relax in the indoor heated pool after a late night, or treat yourself to a massage in the on-site spa, followed by a gourmet espresso from the lobby coffee shop.

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    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bristol, Connecticut

    4.4/5 (693 Reviews)
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bristol, Connecticut
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    From $183 Per night per room

    If you’re in the area for work, this hotel on Century Drive in Bristol is ideally located for businesses, and it’s only 1mi (1.6km) from the ESPN HQ. Contemporary rooms have large ergonomic desk areas, mini-fridges and coffee makers and include complimentary remote printing. When it’s time to log off, there’s an indoor heated saltwater pool and a lively sports bar serving burgers, pizzas and craft beer with the big game.

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    Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center

    4.5/5 (912 Reviews)
    Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center
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    From $120 Per night per room

    Business travelers have everything they need on-site at this red-brick hotel in Southbridge, Massachusetts, near the Connecticut border. There’s a 24,000sqft (2,230sqm) conference center, including an auditorium and a ballroom, while rooms have fridges, work desks, DVD players and coffee makers. Those looking for relaxation will find a courtyard with a firepit, a lounge serving local craft beer, a restaurant with dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows and an indoor pool.

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